Show us why you love Historic Downtown NA! Grab your phone or your camera and get to work... show us your creativity! Do you enjoy bicyling to downtown for the farmers' market on Saturday? Do you walk along the Greenway for exercise after work? Do you love the Bicentennial Park Concerts on Fridays? Show us how you love downtown!
Our July Selfie Contest Sponsor is Strandz & Threadz
About Strandz & Threadz: At Strandz Salon we are always working to make sure have have the most knowledgeable staff in the area with the skills and techniques to provide you with the latest styles, cuts you can manage at home and the products to get professional results and healthy hair, skin and nails. Visit http://strandzandthreadz.com/
Strandz and Threadz will donate a $100 gift card for the winner of the July contest.
Visit Downtown New Albany's Primo's Delicatessen located on 155 East Main Street for a ribbon cutting celebration on July 25th at 3:00pm.
Along with a wide selection of Deli meats, Primo's makes homemade egg salad, chicken salad, and tuna salad. They also have a selection of homemade desserts and candies. Enjoy this New York Style deli in the heart of our Downtown.
Stop by on July 25th at 3:00pm for the Ribbon Cutting or have lunch at Primo's this week.
Carnegie Center Presents, In Between - July 25th
The Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany, Indiana is pleased to present the exhibit In Between, on display July 25 through October 11, 2014. The exhibition In Between features paintings by Rebecca Norton and Nicolas Jorcino. The artists bring both modern aesthetics and timeless ideas to the centuries-old medium of painting. They test the spatial limits of two-dimensional art through the feeling of depth that they infuse in their compositions. This illusion of depth often makes us feel as though we could walk into and physically explore the painted worlds that they create and the scale of their paintings further accentuates the idea that their artworks are actually extensions of the space we inhabit. In addition to this interplay between two- and three-dimensional representations, their works cross the boundaries between painting and other disciplines – architecture, mathematics, music, urban planning, and poetry.
There will be an opening reception for this exhibit on Friday, July 25, from 6-8 pm. While exploring the galleries visitors can enjoy refreshments, live jazz by the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Quartet, and the opportunity to meet artists Rebecca Norton and Nicolas Jorcino. This event is free and the public is invited to attend. The exhibit and opening reception are sponsored by the Carnegie Center, Inc.
-Fri. July 25, 6-8 pm Opening Reception (Free) -Sat. July 26, 11 am-12 pm Gallery Talk with Rebecca Norton Free and Nicolas Jorcino
Bicentennial Park Concert Series - July 25th
The City of New Albany, 91.9 WFPK and the Horseshoe Foundation present the Bicentennial Park Concert Series. The concerts will be held on Friday evenings from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Special musical guests this week will be the Junk Yard Dogs.
Junk Yard Dogs are a soul/Rhythm & Blues band from Louisville. A chance meeting between bassist Eric Makowski and drummer/spirit animal Van Campbell at the fabled ADI spurred the formation of the group. They quickly assembled a band and moved into smoketown, where the band has incubated and carved out their signature sound of B-side soul classics and booty-shaking originals.
Band Members include: Christy O'Connell-vocals, Eric Makowski-vocals/bass, Anthony Fossaluzza-keys, Van Campbell-drums, Johnny Siegel-guitar and Featuring the Smoketown Horns: Drew Miller-alto sax,baritone sax,flute, Adam Huffer-tenor sax.
SEUSSICAL at the New Albany Amphitheater
SEUSSICAL is fun for the whole family! Performers of all ages portray the characters from the familiar Dr. Seuss fables. This musical provides wonderful creative opportunities for set, lighting, and costume design.
Based on the Dr. Seuss books: Horton Hears a Who!, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Lorax, Green Eggs and Ham, Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories, Horton Hatches the Egg, I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew, McElligot's Pool, Hunches in Bunches, If I Ran the Circus, The Butter Battle Book, Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!, The Cat in the Hat, The Sneetches and Other Stories, Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?, Oh, the Places You'll Go!, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.
Now one of the most performed shows in America, SEUSSICAL is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza that will be performed onstage at the New Albany Amphitheater!
Friday July 25th - Showtime 8:00pm Saturday July 26th - Showtime 8:00pm Sunday July 27th - Showtime 2:00pm
Farmers' Market Going for Attendance Record - July 26th
Come out to the Farmers' Market this Saturday morning as we go for a record attendance at the Market. It is peak season for the market with a large number of locally grown vegetables fresh from the fields.
The downtown Farmers' Market is located at the corner of Bank Street and Market Street. The New Albany Farmers' Market features vendors that have locally grown produce, meat, cheese, baked goods as well as crafts (soaps, candles, etc), local artists, and not for profit organizations. Items sold must be created/produced locally in our region (from Southern Indiana, Northern Kentucky, Ohio, etc). Market Hours are from 8:00am - 1:00pm on Saturdays.
National Dance Day Celebration - July 26th
Enjoy a day at the New Albany Bicentennial Park at the National Dance Day Celebration and Healthy Fair New Albany. Bring the whole family for a day of fun. We will be teaching the National Dance Day dance, as well as enjoy browsing fun Health Fair, Dance, and other local booths.
Be in the VIDEO that will be submitted to "SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE" Via the Dizzy Feet Foundation. No dance experience required!
LOCATION: New Albany Bicentennial Park TIME: 1:00pm - 3:00pm COST: FREE
New Albany Criterium - July 27th
The New Albany Criterium is a flat six-corner criterium course in the Heart of Historic New Albany. The Start/Finish will be near the intersection of Pearl and Market Street. The crit course is 0.7 miles in length and is run counter-clockwise. The race is sanctioned by USA Cycling.
Pearls will be moving up the street to 214 Pearl Street and expanding into this larger retail space. Pearls on Pearl offers products from more than 20 local artists and suppliers of handmade items. You are sure to find something for everyone at Pearls on Pearl. Look for exciting changes coming to this storefront.
Habana Blues Moving to Old National City Bank Building Site
Habana Blues Tapas Restaurant will be moving to the currently vacant National City Bank Building located on Pearl Street from their existing location on Market Street. The move to the NCB building will bring exciting changes to our downtown. Leo from Habana Blues plans to utilize the 6,000sq ft building to create a truly unique dinning experience for the Louisville area.
The current Habana Blues location will be included as part of the restoration of the Historic New Albany Inn and more information will be provided on that project.